Jeffrey Kitingan upset with Warisan for ignoring constitution

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  • Saturday, 12 May 2018

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Deputy Chief minister Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan (pic) is questioning Warisan and its partners PKR and DAP if it was right to ignore the constitution which recognises Tan Sri Musa Aman as the chief minister.

"Do u think it's appropriate to ignore the constitution? Do u want to see a repeat of 1985, 1994 and 1995?," he asked amid questions on whether Musa will step down after being sworn in on Thursday (May 10).

He was referring to previous occasions when Sabah had competing factions claiming to have the majority in the state assembly.

"We should protect the constitution and mandate of the people," he said claiming that Barisan Nasional had the majority of seats in the 60 member state assembly at the time of swearing in.

When asked if he knew whether was true that Warisan president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal will be sworn in as chief minister at 9.30pm on Saturday (May 12), he said how can Sabah have two chief ministers.

"How can you swear-in two chief ministers?" He asked.

Jeffrey said people can't go around repeating the same thing as what happened in 1985, 1994 and 1995 and create chaos in the country following the elections then.

"It is not good for the stability of the country," he said.

"We have to stop this joke. If you want to see growth and stability of the country, the rights of people, justice etc.. you have to let the country move on," he said after attending their first cabinet meeting at the Sabah state administrative centre here Saturday.

Jeffrey said they had discussed administrative matters and were willing to work together with the federal government.

He said they did not touch on what Musa discussed with the Yang di-pertua negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin when they met at the Istana Negeri in the morning.

However he said they were still waiting for the six nominated assemblymen to be sworn in.

When approached by reporters aftet the cabinet meeting, Musa merely smiled and waved before being whisked away in his official car.

Meanwhile, Warisan deputy president Darell Leiking said Shafie is slated to be sworn in as the chief minister at 9.30pm tonight (May 12).

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